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Victims and suspect identified in Metro East murder, suicide

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(KMOV) -- The Madison County Sheriff's Office has identified the two victims and the suspect in a murder, suicide case in Godfrey and Alton, Illinois.

The Alton police department received a call around 4:00 a.m. Sunday.  The caller reported that two people had been killed at 8508 Lagemann Road in Godfrey.  When police arrived, they found two people shot to death in a bedroom.  Police later determined that the suspect reported the murder.

According to police, the male victim, Thomas Hunsinger, 48, from Staunton, Illinois suffered a fatal gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.  The female victim, Julie Henry, 42, from Godfrey, Illinois also suffered a fatal gunshot wound.

Police immediately deemed the deaths suspicious.  Madison County detectives initiated an investigation and a potential suspect was identified.  Police set out to apprehend the suspect at 3715 Franor Street in Alton, Illinois.  When police arrived, they discovered the suspect, Steven Henry, 51, had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

According to police Henry, formerly of 8508 Lagemann Road in Godfrey, Illinois, had recently been staying with various relatives, including relatives at 3715 Franor Street in Alton. 
         
Steven Henry and Julie Henry were divorced on October 18, 2010. Thomas Hunsinger and Julie Henry were involved in a relationship.

The case remains under investigation but appears that Henry entered the home and shot his ex-wife and Thomas Hunsinger.  Henry eventually went to the address on Franor Street where he took his own life.

No other suspects are being sought.

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